Nigeria to build an international airport in Kogi, by 2016

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An international airport could be built at Kogi State in Nigeria, with governor of the state Mr. Idris Wada having called for help from federal government to assist in its construction. The new airport will be built in Lokoji.

Wada made a courtesy christen to the Minister of Aviation, Mr Osita Chidoka, in Abuja, stressing that, the airport will assist the citizens in the North Central zone to transport their agricultural products. According to the governor, the state will build a world-class airport to serve as an agricultural hub. He has called on the government to sponsor the joint venture arrangement that will see through the new airport construction.

According to Wada, the state government has been previously approached some for support on the project but not much had been concluded on. He said that he however believed that, with a fresh advance, there was a chance to have the airport in the next two years.

On his part, the Minister assured of his support that he would work out details to see success of the airport construction project in the state.

Currently, Nigeria is advancing other airport projects in many states, including in Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Kebbi and Ogun. The new airport construction project is welcome, considering that aviation industry is growing in Nigeria according to recent reports.

The ministry of Aviation said the federal government would capture and enhance all potential in the aviation industry and added that the government would like to see more aviation-related business.